4 local school systems closed Friday; concerns of flooding, road conditions

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Only a few public school systems in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry have decided to cancel school for Friday, citing concerns about road conditions and possible flooding.

News 3 will update this page should any additional schools make changes for Friday.

EMANUEL COUNTY

Emanuel County Schools will be closed Friday. According to the school district, they have been in contact with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s department and the Emanuel County Emergency Management Agency.

Flooding of paved and dirt roads contribute

“With the already saturated conditions, paved and dirt roads continue to flood making driving in these conditions hazardous,” a statement from the school district said. “Safety for all of our students and staff is our top priority.

JEFF DAVIS

Jeff Davis County Schools will be closed for students Friday. Staff should report at 8 a.m. pending road conditions.

“We recognize that the weather should be fine after 3:00 a.m. in the morning, however many of our roads will present hazardous conditions during the morning routes,” a statement from the school district said. “School will resume on Monday at normal operating times. Thank you for your patience and have a great weekend.”

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County Schools will be closed Friday and resume on Monday.

According to the superintendent, local emergency officials have reported several dirt roads already closed with flooding expected to follow.

TOOMBS COUNTY

Toombs County Schools will be closed for students on Friday. Staff should report at 9 a.m.

“After consulting with local EMA officials and law enforcement, we understand that road conditions pose a hazard for student transportation due to the large amounts of rain received,” a statement from the school district says.

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